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Has your nose ever started to bleed for no reason?

Asked by RayaHope (7031points) 2 weeks ago

I just had a physical two days ago and everything was perfect. The nurse was really impressed by my lab numbers, she said she couldn’t find anything wrong with me. Except a little underweight. I don’t have a cold or Covid and it only bleed a very little bit and stopped. And no I wasn’t picking my nose. lol

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gorillapaws's avatar

I’m not a MD, but my best guess is dry air. I do understand that you have a complex medical history though, so your situation may be different than another person.

jca2's avatar

For me, in the past it’s been either dry air or lack of Vitamin C. Did you have blood work done?

smudges's avatar

Yes, I’ve had that happen a few times. I’ve been told it can be dry air, and since this is winter, I’d guess that’s what caused it. Not really my business, but you’re on the treadmill over an hour and you’re underweight? Maybe there’s a cause and effect there? Something to consider.

@jca2 She said the nurse commented on her labwork, so yes, she had that done.

jca2's avatar

@smudges Yes but they don’t always check every vitamin level.

smudges's avatar

Actually, they don’t check vitamin levels at all unless the doc specifically asks for it. I suspect they didn’t do a C level because she didn’t have the nose problem until after the visit.

RayaHope's avatar

I don’t even know what all they do check but she just said everything looked good. I don’t take any vitamins, should I? It might be the dry air, I did ask my mom (I didn’t want to worry her since it stopped real quick) and she said that was probably what it was but now she wants to keep an eye on me all night .uhhgg!! I knew it! :(

jca2's avatar

@RayaHope When the doctor does lab work, you should always always always request a copy so you can review everything yourself. That way, also, you would know exactly what he or she tested for and what the levels were.

Also, anemia can be a cause of nosebleeds. Not sure if you’re anemic but you might just want to get a copy of that labwork so you know better than taking his or her word for it that everything is fine. It’s not uncommon for doctors to say everything is fine and everything is not fine – not wanting to scare you because that’s not my goal, but just that the doctor sometimes overlooks things – they’re only human and not perfect.

smudges's avatar

They will also say everything “looks good” even if you have some values that are outside of the normal range. If something is alamingly out of normal range, they’ll let you know.

RayaHope's avatar

@jca2 I think they went over stuff with my mom so if there was anything I’m sure they would have told her. My mom knows more about my health than I do I think. I could ask her but I probably won’t understand all that medical stuff that well but it could be a good test for me since I want to know that stuff anyway. Heck yeah! I’m gonna do that and look into this! After-all I want to go into the nursing field so I better start somewhere! ..geez Raya get on the ball!

RayaHope's avatar

^^ Some future nurse, right?! lol!

jca2's avatar

@RayaHope My doctor goes over each vitamin level with me one by one, which is why I like him. He’s not in a rush. He tells you each vitamin and what it’s for, ike your C is for membranes, like your gums, and if you have a low C, your teeth can fall out (among other things that C is for). Your D is for your bones, and because a low D level has no symptoms, many people don’t realize that their D is low until their bones start breaking and their back breaks. I have a chronically low D level, and he told me that about the bones, and then one of my friends told me that her back broke. She told me the details – she was doing housework, all of a sudden it started hurting really bad for days, they wanted to give her painkillers which she refused, and then she found out that her D level was almost nil. I said “Oh my god, that’s exactly what my doctor said could happen.” I take C and D gummies now. I don’t take them like I should, but I try.

Zaku's avatar

Nose bleeds can just happen (or at least, from causes that aren’t something to worry about). I sometimes got them in my late teens, then mostly stopped. More recently, I’ve had them maybe only once per 5–10 years.

chyna's avatar

Dry air is a big cause of nose bleeds. Wood burning fire places always dry my nose out more. You might want to try using a humidifier in your bedroom at night.

RayaHope's avatar

I think a humidifier may be a good idea. Sometimes I sneeze for no reason to. I am allergic to oak trees but they can’t be a problem now in the winter.

Jeruba's avatar

Doesn’t there have to be a reason?

smudges's avatar

I use vaseline in my nose in the winter. Keeps it nice and moist.

RayaHope's avatar

@Jeruba I thought so too. Could it be dust? Our house is kept pretty clean.

smudges's avatar

@Jeruba I don’t think there has to be a reason. I mean, there may be, but it’s probably either so obscure or so common as to be inconsequential. I’ve had 3 in my life, all for about 3 minutes. I just got a tissue, tilted my head back and waited. I think almost everyone gets one sometime in their lives, and they are more common in the winter. My doc said don’t worry about it unless it continues for 30 minutes, or blood is literally running out.

Caravanfan's avatar

Dry winter air.

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